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nights. playful days. >>> with all the outcry for gun reform at sandy hook elementary school, there's one voice that's been uncharacteristically quiet. the national rifle association. since friday morning, the nra facebook page has been totally deactivated. the nra twitter feed has gone silent and the nra headquarters reportedly shut down its switchboard friday and didn't return e-mails for comment. the only somethithing the nra s no comment. after the tragic shootings at an aurora movie theater this summer that left 12 people dead. the nra's silence at this critical moment is shameful and telling. and more and more, politicians are calling them out. >> this myth that the nra can destroy political careers is just not true. there's this myth that the nra is so powerful, you go back to what happened when the democrats lost after the assault weapons ban, i don't know that you can. they want to stop this carnage. >> the american people do want to stop the carnage. the nra may not be talking. but we'll all have to make them listen. joining me now is a congressman from the brady campaign. he's
the gunman as 20-year-old adam lanza, who lived in newtown, connecticut area. shots were heard at sandy hook elementary in newtown, connecticut around 9:30 this morning. lanza was reportedly armed with two handguns, dressed in dark clothing, a mask and a vest. 20 young children and six adults were killed before turning a gun on himself. the investigation is unfolding rapidly at this hour. joining me now is clint va van zandt, a former f.b.i. profiler and an nbc news analyst. clint, thanks for being here tonight. >> good to be with you, al. >> what are officials doing right now to try to advance this investigation? what are they looking for? >> al, as you know, they've got multiple crime scenes. they've got to horrific scene at the school where every law enforcement officer, the first responder goes in, i'm sure the tendency breaks down in tears because that could be their children or grandchildren. you've got that crime scene they have to deal with. and then you've got the separate crime scene of the victim's mother's home where we're told that she was shot in the face and killed. we've got
. they know that after the sandy hook tragedy everything is different. but some on the right can't accept it. i told you yesterday how the nra shut down its facebook and twitter feeds after the massacre. but they continued their propaganda with an online show called "nra news" filled with guests calling in to insist new gun laws won't happen. >> some people just want to turn this into a political football. most of them know that you're not actually going to pass gun control laws. it's just not going to happen. so for them to come right out of the box within hours sometimes or barely a day after this and talk about new gun control legislation is frankly either irrelevant or it's frivolous. >> stopping the massacre of innocent kids. how is that irrelevant? how is that frivolous? the time for action is now. before we have to bury any more children. joining me now is senator richard blumenthal, democrat from connecticut. he's the state's former attorney general as well as a former prosecutor and u.s. attorney. senator, thanks for being here tonight. >> thank you so much. >> are you confident tha
. >> when you look at where we have had like natural disasters, like hurricane sandy in the northeast and other things that have shown the need to rebuild the infrastructure -- i mean, when a hurricane can close down the biggest city in the country for a week and the new jersey coast, we're not talking about handouts here. we need to rebuild tunnels and bridges and highways and roadways. you would think that would be above partisan bickering. >> it's been said before, al, we're still driving on eisenhower's highways and going to roosevelt's schools. you know, 60, 70-year-old things, we've got to rebuild this infrastructure. it will put a lot of people back to work. you're right on targetzez that. hurricane sandy showed that more clearly than anything else. >> senator tom harkin, thank you for your time tonight. >> thank you, al. thank you for your leadership. >>> up next, what does america look like? here's hant. it's not the republican party. you'll want to hear what nancy pelosi had to say about this picture. >>> plus, the great rosie perez is here. actress, director, activist. she
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%, the 47% video. >> health care law upheld. >> richard? >> hurricane sandy. >> hurricane sandy? all right. >> i'll have to go 47 pnt. that was the moment. >> no questions, 47%. so that's the one that's got, so far, the most consensus. everyone else, we disagree. >> bring the music on. >> we have a lot more revvie awards to come. stick around, we'll be right back. >> the revvies will return with paul ryan, hillary clinton and the best and worst political ideas of the year. but, first, earlier today, the revvie was awarded for best musical performance. the nominees were ♪ oh, thunder >> governor chris christie, everybody. ♪ for purple mountains majesty above the fruited plain ♪ ♪ i so in love with you >> and the revvie for best musical performance went to governor chris christie. congratulations, governor. the revvies will be right back. >>> welcome back to the second annual revvie awards. earlier, we awarded the revvie for best make up as in making it up as he went along and it went to congressman paul ryan. >> you did run marathons at some point? >> yeah, but i can't do it anymore
shooting like we saw at sandy hook elementary. we announced that vice president biden would oversee a mass from across the administration to reform our gun laws. >> the fact that this problem is complexed can no longer be an excuse for doing nothing. the fact that we can't prevent every act of violence doesn't mean we can't steadily reduce the violence. and prevent the very worst violence. this should be a wake up call for all of us to say that if we are not getting right, then nothing else matters. >> the president audit results by the end of next month. this is not an issue he'll allow to just fade away. >> this is not some washington commission. this is not something where folks are going to be studying the i shall shoe for six months and publishing a report that gets read and then pushed aside. this is a team that has a very specific task. to pull together real reforms right now. >> real reforms right now. the american people want this. our children deserve this. democrats and congress are working on it. some on the right just can't accept that everything is changed. just look at the h
countless people? our fans also love this photo of the president observing a moment of silence for sandy hook this morning. derold said i prayed that we can learn how to resolve problems without the use of guns. we want to hear what you think, too. please, head over to facebook and search po"politics nation" d like us to join the conversation that keeps going long after the show ends. [ female announcer ] research suggests cell health plays a key role throughout our lives. one a day women's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for women's health concerns as we age. it has 7 antioxidants to support cell health. one a day 50+. >>> call me a hopeless optimist, but i actually still think we can get it done. and, with that, i want to wish every american a merry christmas and, you know, because we didn't get this done, i will see you next week. >> president obama just moments ago reaffirming his commitment to getting a deal on taxes before the fiscal cliff on new year's. the president made the point that this is a real-world issue with real world consequences. it's not just some game for po
and a lot of other things -- sandy, help for sandy victims is all on the line here. we've got to get something done. >> i keep hearing this sad sacrifice like we had shared prosperity. there is no shared when i've never shared the prosperity and i'm going to help pay for a tab for a meal i wasn't invited to. >> rev, there has been a massive redistribution of wealth in this country. but the problem is, the story line from the right that that redistribution is somehow from the well ti to the poor, exactly the opposite. we have seen a massive redistro bugs. this is actually not a time for shared sacrifice because the burdens of this economic downturn have fallen so disproportionately. this is a time for patriotism. by those i mean those who have the most and who have reaped the most benefits from this nation over the past 30 years, now, in order to keep this nation on the credit rating that it has, in ord ir to keep us moving forward so that workers have enough to feed thechblgs and their families, the patriotic thing for them to do is to pay their fair share. >> when you look at the fa
. >> hitrichard? >> sandy. >> i'd have to go 47%. that was the moment. >> no question, 47%. so that's the one that got so far, the most consensus. we have a lot more to k078. stick around, we'll be right back. >> first, earlier today, the revvie was awarded for best musical performance. the nominees were. ♪ ♪ for purple mountains majesty ♪ above the fruited plain . ♪ i'm so in love with you >> and the revvie went to governor chris christie. congratulations, governor. the revvies will be right back. ? how do you measure happiness?] by the armful? by the barrelful? the carful? how about...by the bowlful? campbell's soups give you nutrition, energy, and can help you keep a healthy weight. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male an
number of weeks in hurricane sandy doing 18 hour days and getting up the next day and being just as effective in the job. i don't think that would be a problem. >> having struggled with my weight, as well, i am sympathetic. at the same time, i think it's very legitimate. i've talked to big chris christie fans who said i can't vote for him because i'm worried about him going into office and having ahearted attack. right now, you're right. he's having a sweetheart moment. everything changes the minute this is an actual policy. >> i've been heavy and i've been lighter. now i'm lighter, but i was heavier a lot longer than i was lighter. so i won't pick on the governor on this one. policy, though, governor, you and i could fight ablt. margie and alicia, thank you for your time tonight. ahead. ahead, if you are in the right wing bubble, this is all you know about the power grab in michigan. it's a distraction. there's a real threat to democracy going on. we'll talk with the former congressman who was pepper sprayed in the protest next. can i help you? i heard you guys can ship ground f
has proclaimed tomorrow a day of mourning for the victims of the sandy hook elementary school shooting. gun violence is not a suburban issue or an urban issue. it's an american issue. here, in chicago, gun violence is an epidemic. take a look at this map of the city. the yellow dots mark all of the shootings that have taken place in chicago this year alone. the red dots represent people killed by gun violence in 2012. all toll, 465 people have been killed in chicago this year. including 62 school-aged children. all of these murders and mass killings are tragedies. we've had almost segregated response. every child's life should have equal value. yet, too many people have been silent about the murders in places like chicago. the gun debate has been raging for a long time chlts but none of us have done enough. yesterday, the president was asked this question. >> this is not the first issue of horrific gun violence of your four years. where have you been? >> where has he been? where has the congress been? where has everybody been? gun violence wasn't part of the national debate in the pres
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